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Ohana Early Learning

Quality Child CareLocally owned & operatedCentres in North BoambeeCoffs HarbourEmerald BeachSouth GraftonCaring from 6 weeksTo school ageCome in and see us today

Convenient Locations

Find a centre near you on the Coffs Coast and Clarence

Centre Tours

Come and visit one of of centres and discover the Ohana difference

Our Approach

Learn why Ohana is way more than just childcare

Welcome to Ohana Early Learning

We are family, place to grow - life skills and education are just the beginning….

Quality childcare for the whole family

The name Ohana is derived from the Hawaiian culture meaning family, a place where we come together through love and respect. We aim to provide a safe, warm and loving environment for all our families. Our philosophy is based upon our core values of fun, community and inclusive learning.

We trust the information on this website will help you make the right decision regarding your child’s care during this critical stage in their development. If you have any questions for us then why not give us a call, and even make a time to visit. We think you’ll like what you see.

From 6 weeks to 6 years

We recognise that busy parents often need care for their children from an early age. To address this growing need, we employ caring educators and qualified teachers who are skilled in providing individual attention to children of all ages. Ohana aims to foster a fun and interactive approach to your child’s development, from babies at six weeks up to the age of six and the start of primary school.

Passionate and caring educators

Our team are more than just childcare workers. They are hand-picked professional educators, skilled in caring for and nurturing the needs of little individuals. You will find the local team across all our centres are capable of managing more than one child at a time in group activities, and responding swiftly to tricky behavioural situations or emergencies such as injury or sickness.

Furthermore, Ohana actively provides for ongoing staff development and traineeships. We believe a happy team means a happy environment.

Why Choose Ohana ELC?

We pride ourselves on being the regions leading day care provider:

  • We have four conveniently located centres across the Coffs Coast
  • We are locally owned and operated
  • We interact with cutting edge technology enabling instant communication, reporting and feedback
  • We care for children from six weeks to school age
  • We provide safe age-appropriate spaces
  • We incorporate architecturally designed natural outdoor playgrounds
  • We serve chef prepared nutritional meals and snacks
  • We employ qualified, caring and nurturing local staff

What do our parents & carers say?

The following testimonials come from Google Reviews

Best daycare ever, caring and friendly staff, my boy loves going there, North Boambee Valley keep it up!

We love this centre, the staff are lovely and always accommodating.

My 2 kids are so happy here and are learning so much from the caring professional educators.

Can’t speak highly enough of the ohana centre at Emerald Beach!

Every time I pick my dependent up there is always a smile at the beginning and end of the day!

My daughter has a close relationship with the educators and talks about them all the time!

A wonderful daycare, so friendly and helpful. My little girl loves going to school here!

I am really happy with how fast my bubba has settled into this friendly environment..and how he has grown in such a short time.

What's been happening?

Check out what we've been up to across all our centres

Announcing New Session Times Across All Our Centres

Ohana is pleased to announce a new session time available across all our centres operating from 9 AM to 3 PM.  These new sessions are intended to support families with childcare subsidy restrictions with the number of hours they are eligible for every fortnight. Many parents are provided childcare subsidy for only 36 hours before…

Educator Spotlight – Update 9 October

Emerald Village – Nav is smashing it with six votes, followed by Tenielle, Michelle and Mandeep all tied up.North Boambee – Sherridon on 6 votes, followed by Janice on five with Allana, Lucy & Heather all tied up for third.Scarba Street – Rebecca & Brendan tied up on six votes followed by Olivia and their…

Our Sustainability Efforts September 2019

We cracked it this month… we generated 106% of all our electricity use from our own solar generated systems. Will we make 100% renewable for the year?

Searching for an enthusiastic Early Childhood Teacher for our Scarba Street centre

Ohana Early Learning is searching for an enthusiastic, passionate and reliable Early Childhood Teacher to join our team at Scarba Street on a permanent fulltime basis. Applicants must hold: – Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent which is recognised by ACECQA– NESA accreditation– A sound knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework– First…

Our Sustainability Efforts August 2019

Well, we almost cracked it for the month, we generated 99.7% of all our electricity use from our own solar generation systems. I guess one of the upsides to so little rain for the month. Did you know, that the compostable plates, bowls, and cups we use for the children’s’ mealtimes are made from carbon-neutral…

Announcing Our Educator Spotlight program

Help us to recognise and reward the amazing work our team does by nominating them for our Staff Rewards Program. To vote now click here or go to the Parent area at the top right of our main page. Select The Centre First select the centre where the Staff Member works Select the Staff Member…

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